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John Teixeira, Alejandra Lara sign new long-term contracts with Bellator

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John Teixeira is 4-2 under the Bellator banner.

John Teixeira and Alejandra Lara are not going anywhere.

Brazilian featherweight “Macapa” and Colombian flyweight “Azul” have signed new long-term deals with Bellator, promotion officials told MMA Fighting on Monday.

Teixeira (21-3-2) came close to earning a shot at the 145-pound championship in Bellator before losing back-to-back fights to Daniel Weichel and Pat Curran. “Macapa” was 9-1 with four Bellator wins prior to his losing skid.

Lara (7-1) successfully debuted in the Bellator cage in December, submitting Lena Ovchynnikova with a minute left in the final round at Bellator 190 in Italy. The 23-year-old talent scored finishes in six of her seven professional wins.

Bellator has yet to announce their next fights.